Event Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following events have been canceled or postponed:

  • Wagon Days (originally scheduled for March 28) is canceled
  • Spring Fling (originally scheduled for April 18) will be postponed. Stay tuned for the new date.
  • Bark in the Park (originally scheduled for May 16) will now be a virtual event! Stay tuned for more information.

Click HERE for the latest news regarding HSMO and Longmeadow Rescue Ranch shelter operations and tips for pet owners.

Funding from these events support the As we continue to care for the animals in our shelters, we are incredibly grateful for the support of our community. As we do not receive public taxes or funding, we appreciate any contributions you are able to make at this time. Please click HERE to make a donation.

The Humane Society of Missouri hosts many exciting events all year round.
Check back frequently for the latest news on events, adoption promotions and more!

Interested in sponsoring an upcoming event? We’d love to speak with you! Click HERE for more info.

POSTPONED: Spring Fling at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch! @ Longmeadow Rescue Ranch
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kids love Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

This event is postponed – please stay tuned for more info!

Gather up your friends and family for the Spring Fling at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch!

Get an up-close and personal look at successful Longmeadow horses and hear their miraculous journey from abuse and neglect to rehabilitation and adoption

Pack as many people as you (safely!) can into your car – it’s just $25 cash per car load! Enjoy riding demonstrations, kids activities, and a silent auction, equine-related vendors, and wagon ride tours through 165 acres of rolling hills and lovely pastures. Meet rescued horses, pigs, goats, ducks, chickens, and much more!

Bark in the Park 2020
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Bark in the Park will now be a virtual event! More info and details coming soon.

The biggest and best pet fest in the Midwest is BACK!

Bark in the Park, sponsored by Purina, is coming up on May 16! Run or walk the chip-timed 5k with your athletic pooch or without! Or…join the Walk for Animals – a fun way to show off your pooch, meet other cute canines and animal lovers, and raise awareness for the Animal Cruelty Fund at the Humane Society of Missouri: dedicated to investigating, healing, and preventing animal abuse.

Admission includes the FURbulous pet festival, featuring high-flying fun with the Pro Plan Professional Dog Team, pet contests, the HSMO Young Friends Biergarten, games, pet-centric vendors, and much more! Your dog says he CAN’T miss it!

Glow in the Park 2020 @ Central Fields, Forest Park
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Don’t miss the Humane Society of Missouri’s annual Balloon Glow dinner!

The annual Balloon Glow Dinner, held under the auspices of the Great Forest Park Balloon Race and benefiting the Humane Society of Missouri will be held rain or shine on September 18, 2020 in beautiful Forest Park.


150th Anniversary Gala @ Ritz-Carlton, Clayton
Nov 7 all-day

Save the Date!

Join the Humane Society of Missouri as we celebrate 150 Years of transforming lives one happy tail at a time. Stay tuned to hsmo.org/celebrate150 for the latest info!

Ongoing Events & Fundraisers

Annual Events & Fundraisers

Bark in the Park logo for HSMO's biggest event and fundraiser
Purses for Pooches HSMO's signature women's event fundraiser

Host an Event!

Put the FUN in fundraising!

Would you like to help Missouri animals by hosting an event? Gather your friends, family, and fellow animal lovers to put on a golf tournament, trivia night, art show, or other event to benefit animals at the Humane Society of Missouri.

Third-party events are fundraising activities by non-affiliated individuals, groups or organizations which benefit the Humane Society of Missouri.

If you’d like to get started on planning your event to help our furry friends, please thoroughly read our Third Party Event Guidelines, then complete an online Third Party Event Application.
Please click here if you prefer to print and mail your application.

Check our events calendar often! Upcoming events hosted by dedicated members of our community wishing to support the Humane Society of Missouri’s mission will be listed on our calendar.